Statistics (1 year) [MSc]

Our Probability and Statistics research groups have a long-standing reputation and experience of offering this one year, high quality taught course in areas of Statistics leading to the degree of MSc.

This course offers a thorough professional training which prepares students to embark on statistical careers in a variety of areas. There is a shortage of statisticians trained to postgraduate level in the UK and the employment prospects for such people remain good. The course also provides a very good foundation for further study at PhD level.

Our newly revised MSc programme in Statistics allows students to take one of two different MSc degrees, depending on their interests and career aspirations. There is the main programme in Statistics and an associated pathway in Financial Statistics. Each is built around a common core of five units and then students study an additional set of three specialist units to make a total of eight in all.

Main Statistics pathway

Semester one

  • Linear Models and Nonparametric Regression
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Inference
  • Multivariate Statistics

Semester two

  • Generalized Linear Models and Survival Analysis
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments

This degree is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Full list of course units

Financial Statistics pathway

This comprises a core of five course units which are common to the main course, plus three specialist course units in financial statistics.

Semester one

  • Linear Models and Nonparametric Regression
  • Statistical Computing
  • Statistical Modelling in Finance
  • Extreme Values and Financial Risk

Semester two

  • Generalized Linear Models and Survival Analysis
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC)
  • Time Series Analysis and Financial Forecasting

This degree is accredited by the Royal Statistical Society.

Full list of course units

Dissertation

Following the successful completion of the taught part of the course (worth a total of 120 credits), students are expected to work on a dissertation from June to September which is worth a further 60 credits, making 180 credits in total.

Contact

Contact us: pgt-maths@manchester.ac.uk

Admissions Tutor: Dr Georgi Boshnakov

Email: georgi.boshnakov@manchester.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 3684

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